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The reason for the pleasant Portuguese climate depends upon the two fundamental aspects: the Atlantic felt more in the North, the continental and the Mediterranean, which dominates the south. Portugal experiences comparable temperatures to Spain though the consequence of the climate on the vegetation.
Average daytime temp maxim during winter is about 16°C (61°F). Approximately 5-6 hours of sunshine per day. Spring months gradually warm up with average maximum temperatures reaching up to 22°C (72°F) for approximately 10 hours of sunshine per day. During the summer temperatures around 25°C (78°F) and 11 or 12 hours of sunshine per day .
The northern region benefits from the Atlantic cyclones while South and East are dominated by the subtropical anticyclone that allows temperatures to rise up to 40°C during the summer.
Generally the climate in Portugal is neither too hot nor too cold. It all depends on the area and the time of the year you choose to visit Portugal.